An experienced physician, Dr. Erol Onel most recently functioned as vice president of clinical research and medical information for Pacira Pharmaceuticals in La Jolla, CA. He spent more than seven years with the company in such executive roles as medical director and senior director of medical affairs. Dr. Erol Onel established platforms to introduce opioid reduction strategies and algorithms to millions of patients. He also focused on business development and new acquisitions.
Previously Dr. Erol Onel served as director of medical affairs for Ferring Pharmaceuticals, where he established and provided oversight to the urology division and offered scientific leadership to the orthopedics division.
Dr. Onel attended the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City before completing a residency in urology through the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington. He also completed a clinical and research fellowship in urology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to his work as a pharmaceutical executive, Dr. Onel taught urology and pathology at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts.